Lapang Islanders in Indonesia

"A Summary" – Apr 2, 2011 (Kryon channelled by Lee Carroll) (Subjects: Religion, Shift of Human Consciousness, 2012, Intelligent/Benevolent Design, EU, South America, 5 Currencies, Water Cycle (Heat up, Mini Ice Ace, Oceans, Fish, Earthquakes ..), Middle East, Internet, Israel, Dictators, Palestine, US, Japan (Quake/Tsunami Disasters , People, Society ...), Nuclear Power Revealed, Hydro Power, Geothermal Power, Moon, Financial Institutes (Recession, Realign integrity values ..) , China, North Korea, Global Unity,..... etc.) -

“ … Here is another one. A change in what Human nature will allow for government. "Careful, Kryon, don't talk about politics. You'll get in trouble." I won't get in trouble. I'm going to tell you to watch for leadership that cares about you. "You mean politics is going to change?" It already has. It's beginning. Watch for it. You're going to see a total phase-out of old energy dictatorships eventually. The potential is that you're going to see that before 2013.

They're going to fall over, you know, because the energy of the population will not sustain an old energy leader ..."

(Live Kryon Channelings was given 7 times within the United Nations building.)

Question: Dear Kryon: I live in Spain. I am sorry if I will ask you a question you might have already answered, but the translations of your books are very slow and I might not have gathered all information you have already given. I am quite concerned about abandoned animals. It seems that many people buy animals for their children and as soon as they grow, they set them out somewhere. Recently I had the occasion to see a small kitten in the middle of the street. I did not immediately react, since I could have stopped and taken it, without getting out of the car. So, I went on and at the first occasion I could turn, I went back to see if I could take the kitten, but it was to late, somebody had already killed it. This happened some month ago, but I still feel very sorry for that kitten. I just would like to know, what kind of entity are these animals and how does this fit in our world. Are these entities which choose this kind of life, like we do choose our kind of Human life? I see so many abandoned animals and every time I see one, my heart aches... I would like to know more about them.

Answer: Dear one, indeed the answer has been given, but let us give it again so you all understand. Animals are here on earth for three (3) reasons.

(1) The balance of biological life. . . the circle of energy that is needed for you to exist in what you call "nature."

(2) To be harvested. Yes, it's true. Many exist for your sustenance, and this is appropriate. It is a harmony between Human and animal, and always has. Remember the buffalo that willingly came into the indigenous tribes to be sacrificed when called? These are stories that you should examine again. The inappropriateness of today's culture is how these precious creatures are treated. Did you know that if there was an honoring ceremony at their death, they would nourish you better? Did you know that there is ceremony that could benefit all of humanity in this way. Perhaps it's time you saw it.

(3) To be loved and to love. For many cultures, animals serve as surrogate children, loved and taken care of. It gives Humans a chance to show compassion when they need it, and to have unconditional love when they need it. This is extremely important to many, and provides balance and centering for many.

Do animals know all this? At a basic level, they do. Not in the way you "know," but in a cellular awareness they understand that they are here in service to planet earth. If you honor them in all three instances, then balance will be the result. Your feelings about their treatment is important. Temper your reactions with the spiritual logic of their appropriateness and their service to humanity. Honor them in all three cases.

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Representatives of Japan and Australia shake hands at the court in The Hague. (NOS/ANP) - 31 March 2014
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China calls for peaceful settlement of maritime disputes

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Wang Min, China's deputy permanent representative to the United Nations, speaks during a meeting to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the enforcement of the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea, at the UN headquarters in New York, on June 9, 2014. The Chinese envoy on Monday called for a harmonious maritime order, saying that maritime disputes should be settled through negotiation between the parties directly involved. (Xinhua/Niu Xiaolei)

UNCLOS 200 nautical miles vs China claimed territorial waters

UNCLOS 200 nautical miles vs China claimed territorial waters

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Cilacap fishermen live with waves of luck and uncertainty

Agus Maryono, The Jakarta Post, Cilacap, Central Java | Fri, 12/19/2008 11:42 AM | Java Brew


Cilacap fishermen return home from fishing to dock at the banks of the Donan river. (JP/Agus Maryono)


"A fisherman's life is very uncertain. If he can get a big catch, he'll be happy, but often he returns home empty-handed," said 35-year-old Maspin, a fisherman living in the Donan subdistrict of Cilacap regency on the southern coast of Central Java.


"A farmer can always estimate his yield during harvest time, but a fisherman depends on his luck," Maspin said.


There are about 34,000 fishermen in the regency whose lives depend on the unpredictable sea. Maspin became a fisherman 20 years ago and, over the past two decades, nothing much has changed, nearly all fishermen in Cilacap continue to live in poverty.


"The most important thing for a fisherman is to survive on a day-to-day basis, he must avoid borrowing money, even in hard times. Being debtless is something we are proud of," he said.


Fishermen begin their 12 hour work day at 4 a.m.


"But it all depends on what kind of boat you use," Maspin explained.


"Some of us who use bigger vessels, can stay in the sea for three days. Others who have even larger tuna fishing vessels can be away for 14 days at a time," he added.


Not all fishermen have their own boats though, as it is expensive to buy them.


"A brand new boat costs about Rp 10 million (US$900), so most fishermen here can only afford to rent. Others prefer to divide their catch with the boat owners on a profit-sharing basis," Lasmin, a 43-year-old said.


The "peak season" for fishermen is between August and November. However, Lasmin added, there is still an element of luck even then, as fishermen can still return home empty-handed.


"When we don't get a lot of fish, we usually try to catch shrimp."


"If we are lucky, we can catch between 100 and 200 kilograms of fish and shrimp," he added.


Once they return from the sea, fishermen take their boats directly to one of Cilacap's seven fish auction site to sell their catch.


 There, they will unload their fish, stored in a drum. (JP/Agus Maryono)



"If we are lucky, we can make up to Rp 2 million for one catch," Lasmin said, adding, "or, nothing at all when we are run of luck".


When they do manage to net a big catch, fishermen usually buy gold jewelry or electronic goods, which they can resell later, when times are hard.


But there is a worrying phenomenon now as some young fishermen use their money to get drunk on the beach. "Most of them are still bachelors," Lasmin said.


Head of the Indonesian Association of Fishermen's (HNSI) Cilacap branch, Atas Munandar, said that over 90 percent of the 34,000 fishermen are poor.


He said they are powerless as they have to sell their fish to middlemen, often at a loss.


"It's really complicated. Nearly all fishermen take high interest loans from boat owners. They pay back their debts with their fish, but the price is set by the boat owners," he explained.


He added that the Cilacap administration has tried to overcome the problem by setting up cooperatives to handle fishermen's need for cash. However, the scheme didn't work well. To be able to lend from the cooperatives, a fishermen has to meet requirements they find difficult to fulfill.


Atas said the cooperatives has established the fish auction sites to ensure a fixed price is set.


"Since the fishermen have borrowed money from boat owners, they can't get away with going to the auction sites. They are forced to sell their fish to the boat owners and therefore, the auction sites have not been used," he said.


Despite the efforts, there is no end in sight for the fisherman's hard times and their future looks to remain as wild as the seas they work in.

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